I really miss the Borders bookstore at Santana Row. (For non-local readers, Santana Row is one of the newer, upscale, outdoor shopping centers in San Jose; all Borders bookstores went under in 2011.) I’d probably rather spend money on books than just about anything! So I was delighted to spy the Fashion Cats book in Urban Outfitters during an outing to Santana Row last weekend. I knew then that I would have to return surreptitiously during the week for some Christmas shopping. I found that wonderful little book again ($12) and so much more!
I don’t think I’ve ever been in the Urban Outfitters sale area before (maybe it’s new), but I sure am glad I went in today (it’s on the second floor in the back of the store). All of the other items pictured above came from there – a beautifully designed dictionary and thesaurus for a budding young reader ($4.99!), a brilliant pro/con journal – open the spiral bound journal to reveal the pro side on the left and the con on the right ($2.49!); a set of 5 different reprints of original (the first from 1958) Mad Libs booklets ($4.99!); and the very sweet, wise and more for adults than children, A Lovely Love Story ($2.49!). You have just got to visit their sale book area.
Here (below) is something else I was considering. In the store they show the beaded belt worn backwards with a dress. I’ve always wanted one of these, and at $29 it’s a very good buy, but I put it back once I found all those books.
Then look what I found on my way to the cashier.
At $14, it was too lovely to pass up. Did you ever see the movie, Midnight in Paris? Marion Cotillard’s character wore a wristlet in the movie, and I think that’s what I’ll make of this little purse. It’s the right size and much too pretty to hide. I’ll get some chain and do something very similar to what I did with these little coin purses last Spring.